A MATTER OF SCALE
I have had various enquiries about the size of Gunthwaite figures. Our figures are designed to be true 1/72nd scale. Figures are typically 24 mm in height which corresponds to a person about 5' 8" tall (1.73 m) in 1/72nd scale.
Early sets of figures were modelled from a common dolly armature and therefore they have all been roughly the same height. That of course is not reality and one comment on our first release of figures was that they did not reflect the fact that sailors were often smaller in stature than soldiers or airmen.
New figures, respond to the comments about the height of figures. Some new figures are taller and others shorter, but obviously all within realistic bounds. For example, the First World War RAF pilots (GR72001/2/3) are between 23mm and 27mm tall which in 1/72nd scale represent men ranging from 1.7m (5’ 4”) to 1.9m (6’ 3”) in height.
Gunthwaite figures are designed to accompany models of 1/72nd scale ship and aircraft models. The question has been asked whether they would be suitable for 1/76th scale models (typically armour but also model railways). A figure 24mm in height would be about 6' 0" in 1/76th scale. This would still be within the bounds of realism.
However, visually there is a difference in the size of equipment and weapons. If you're a stickler for scale, mixing 1/72nd and 1/76th is likely to be an issue because of weapons being different sizes. To date there are no Gunthwaite figures with weapons so we don't see any reason why, if you're a modeller of armour in 1/76th scale or a railway modeller, you cannot use the white metal Gunthwaite Miniatures. Some of our latest resin figures are likely to be too tall to be realistic.